Now that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are gone and the Celtics have done their best to adjust on the fly — adding of Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter — the focus, as it pertains to the structure of the roster, is now on Jaylen Brown and his future with the team past 2019-20.
The team could give him an extension before games start, but nothing has happened on that front. Reports indicate the situation isn’t going to change.
Although it seems like the right move for Boston given the franchise has held onto him through potential trade opportunities and are praising him now more than ever, the Celtics don’t typically give rookie extensions. They wait to see how things go when the player becomes a restricted free agent.
Based on his comments at Celtics Media Day, Brown isn’t in a rush to get anything done either.
“To be honest, I haven’t put too much thought into it,” Brown said. “I’m not losing any sleep over it. I think stuff like that’ll end up working itself out in the end. So I’m just focused on this season and playing basketball. . . let the chips fall where they may.”
For Brown, no extension at least makes a little sense. He can bet on himself and it may pay off. But if the Celtics aren’t trying to discuss an extension with Brown, that sends an odd message.
Though, if he’s not in a rush to cut a deal, there’s only so much the Celtics can do.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog